Lamborghini Estoque

 

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborghini Estoque

 

Lamborghini officially took the wraps off its Estoque four-door sedan on Thursday at the Paris Motor Show, and we now have its amazing images. Introduced as a concept, the vehicle is likely to see production some time in 2009. The new Lamborghini is a four-door sedan, much in the same vein as the upcoming Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide. Like those aforementioned cars has a heavy emphasis on performance while still being able to carry four in luxurious style.

As previously reported, the new sedan  which debuted as a pre-production prototype  will be called the Estoque, keeping in line with Lamborghini’s bull fighting naming style. Estoque is a special sword used by bullfighters.

Unlike Lamborghini’s current offerings, the Estoque is slated to use a front-engine layout. However, Lamborghini’s signature all-wheel drive will be a part of the sedan’s package.

 

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborghini’s press conference for the Estoque was void of any details — although a background video clearly showed the Estoque was targeting those who desired the performance of a sports car but needed the added room of a family car , but the sedan’s press kit did shed a little light on possible powertrain offerings. Although Lamborghini’s current range of engines were believed to be off the table, the Italian automaker is still considering equipping the Estoque with the same V10 found in the Gallardo LP 560-4. However, the V10-powered car would likely be the model ranges top-offerings, going head-to-head with the Panamera Turbo. For this model, Lamborghini may go with a twin-turbo V8 derived from the Gallardo’s V10.

Lamborghini is even considering greener versions of the Estoque, with hybrid and high-performance diesel models planned.

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborghini Estoque

 

Lamborghini will lean heavily on parent Audi for the underpinnings of its new model. While the Panamera will do with a steel platform, the Lamborghini sedan will ride on the upcoming Audi A8’s all-aluminum space frame, allowing for a lower curb weight and improved performance and fuel economy numbers.

Lamborghini expects the Estoque to more than double the company’s current sales, with the sedan earmarked for 3,000 annual sales. Through the first six months of the year, Lamborghini sold just over 1,300 units.

No word on pricing but the new model is said to be debuting in near production form, which means sales could begin as early as 2009.

 

 

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The FZ is here, introduction

 

Yamaha FZ 16

Yamaha FZ 16

Dear Ruwan and Ranbir and all my friend out there, this is just an introduction to the new Yamaha FZ 16, and the complete review would be posted later.

Te FZ 16 has a newly designed 153cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 2-valve engine with a max.output of 14 Ps and a max. torque of 14 N.m., characterized by its breathtaking pick up. 

A Monocross rear suspension unit provides 120 mm of wheel travel, while optimized oil and damping valve specs help ensure agile running performance and handling. It inhibits bottoming while riding with a tandem passenger as well as providing a very comfortable ride.

To give a sense of volume to the machine, an external diameter of 35mm is adopted in a two-layer type exhaust to minimize the effect of heat on the pipe. The layout features a large-volume primary character on the underside of the crankcase. The muffler is an irregular shaped tapered type mid-ship muffler.

The rear tyre is India’s first radial tyre with a 60% aspect ratio. Both the front and rear tyres on this model are tubeless type that are less susceptible to sudden flattening should the tyre be punctured. At the front, a large 267mm disc brake is adopted. The two-pot caliper makes full use of the outer perimeter of the disc to provide strong stopping power. 

The bulb’s illumination and the type of light unit employed gives greater freedom of design. This creates an aggressive-looking front view and the transparent lens gives this unit a highly stylish image that accentuates the character of the model’s ride. The steel fuel tank with a plastic resin outer cover takes advantage of the freedom of shaping that plastic provides, giving the tank cover a powerful shape with modulations suggestive of the muscular body of an athlete.

Yamaha FZ 16 tank

Yamaha FZ 16 tank

 

 

The meters on the FZ16 are installed in a Full Liquid Crystal Display. The speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and other indicators are set in optimum position to keep the field of vision clear. Also, the engine starting signal is an example of the spirit of innovation.

LCD Meter

LCD Meter

Price is higher than that of Pulsar 150, its approx. 66000(ex-showroom). A superb bike, i wish i could own.

 

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